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'Curse of La Llorona' Looks to Lead Calm Weekend before the 'Avengers' Storm

'Curse of La Llorona' Looks to Lead Calm Weekend before the 'Avengers' Storm
Following a strong performance in March, the domestic box office has slowed throughout the early part of April and this weekend won't be much different. Of course, just like last April saw Avengers: Infinity War close out the month, this April will conclude with the highly anticipated release of Avengers: Endgame, and studios are making way for the release by saving any major releases for the weeks following Endgame's debut. As for this week's newcomers, we're seeing several titles made for specifically targeted audiences such as Wednesday's debuts of Breakthrough and Disneynature's Penguins along with tomorrow's launch of The Curse of La Llorona. Warner Bros. and New Line are looking at their third straight weekend with the #1 film, this time around with the horror release, The Curse of La Llorona, debuting in 3,372 locations. While not specifically billed as a new entry in the Conjuring franchise, La Llorona does co-star
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Clint Eastwood May Direct ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’

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Clint Eastwood May Direct ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’
Clint Eastwood may direct “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” a look at a security guard whose life gets turned upside down after media reports identified him as a possible suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.

The film is currently set up at Disney/Fox and could reunite Eastwood with Alan Horn, the current Disney Studios chief who worked with the filmmaker when he was in charge of Warner Bros. motion picture division. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio had originally been attached to star, but they will no longer appear in the movie. Their involvement will be limited to producing the film.

Eastwood’s involvement could change. He circled the project several years ago before opting to direct “Sully” with Tom Hanks. “O.J.: Made in America” director Ezra Edelman was last person to consider the project.

Eastwood had a box office success with last year’s drug runner drama “The Mule,
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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary

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Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary
Alex Ross Perry will write and direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Rest Stop” for Legendary, the distributor announced on Thursday.

Craig Flores will produce through his Bread & Circuses banner, while Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee for Legendary.

More to come…

Read original story Alex Ross Perry to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Rest Stop’ for Legendary At TheWrap
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"Sharp Objects" (probably) won’t have a Season 2 after all

Don’t tell mama, but a second season of “Sharp Objects” is very much looking unlikely now.

Last month at SXSW, showrunner Marti Noxon shared that she and Gillian Flynn, author of the book on which the limited series is based, were having conversations about possibly continuing the Amy Adams-led hit, a la “Big Little Lies.” But Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, tells our sister site Deadline that he doubts there will be a follow-up season to the current Best Limited Series Emmy contender.

“They haven’t come to us with anything, and my suspicion is one season was right for that show,” Bloys said. “I can’t imagine getting everybody back. The hard thing about these things that are one season is trying to get everybody back together, but also, it feels like the one season was the right thing for that show. It was the right ending,
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Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Four Films by Women

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Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Four Films by Women
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup, boosting the number of female filmmakers in official selection to 13, four of whom will compete for the Palme d’Or. The number of Americans is also up, including Terrence Malick (“A Hidden Life”), Ira Sachs (Isabelle Huppert starrer “Frankie”), and director Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die,” which was previously announced as the opening night film.

Conspicuously absent from the titles announced during the Paris-based press conference was Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is still in editing, according to artistic director Thierry Frémaux, and which he hopes will be completed in time to premiere at Cannes.

Other high-profile films in the lineup include Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” now playing in Spanish cinemas, and new films from past Palme d’Or winners Ken Loach (“Sorry We Missed You”), who has competed 13 times before, and
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Fox Cancels Marvel Drama "The Gifted," Comedy "Rel"

Fox Cancels Marvel Drama
Fox has canceled the Marvel drama “The Gifted” after two seasons and Lil Rel Howery comedy “Rel” after one season, Variety has learned.

“Gifted” was set in the Marvel “X-Men” universe and followed a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

After the show’s first season averaged a 1.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic and 3.31 million total viewers, the average rating for season
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"Underground Railroad": Joel Edgerton Cast As A Slave Catcher In Barry Jenkins’ Amazon Series

Sure, there’s just an overabundance of incredible TV series for you to watch nowadays. Just when we think we’ve reached the peak of Peak TV, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, or one of the other million studios announces yet another project that gets us hyped. But even with the overwhelming number of quality series available that clog your queue, you can’t help but be thankful that the era of Peak TV brings us something like “Underground Railroad.”

Amazon’s upcoming series from the mind of Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins is gaining speed as it approaches production.
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Tessa Thompson thinks 'Thor 4' has been pitched to Marvel

Tessa Thompson thinks 'Thor 4' has been pitched to Marvel
Tessa Thompson, one of the stars of Thor: Ragnarok, says that Thor 4, directed by Taika Waititi, has been pitched.

Thor might not have gotten off to the most blockbuster start but the franchise’s latest effort, Thor Ragnarok, certainly captured the imagination, delighting fans and critics around the world.

The future of characters like Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond Avengers: Endgame isn’t quite clear at the moment but fans of the Asgardian will be delighted to hear that Thor 4, directed by Taika Waititi, has been pitched, according to Tessa Thompson. In a recent interview with La Times, she said:

“I heard that a pitch has happened for [another Thor film]. I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika Waititi [who directed ‘Ragnarok‘] would come back.”

Does the idea of Thor 4 directed by Waititi sound good to you? Let us know in the comments below on Twitter @flickeringmyth…

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HBO Preps Docuseries on NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case

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HBO Preps Docuseries on NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case
It sounded like a screenplay the moment the feds unsealed the indictments, and now HBO Documentary Films is producing a docuseries exploring the NXIVM organization. That’s the name of the ersatz self-improvement group with which Smallville alumna Allison Mack was involved. She recently pleaded guilty to racketeering charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy in the case.

Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated driectors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer are helming the untitled series, which will follow a range of people who joined the group. NXIVM has been under siege, with serious federal charges brought against its highest members including founder Keith Raniere. The program will take a deep, nuanced look at experiences of its members, spotlighting their universal desire for personal growth, HBO said.

Noujaim’s interest in the subject began in 2010 when she took NXIVM's introductory “Executive Success Program” workshop.
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Why There's a Good Chance We Might See Anakin in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

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Why There's a Good Chance We Might See Anakin in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
Between his love for his family and his rise to evil, Anakin Skywalker flaunts one of the richest stories of any antihero in Star Wars and, more broadly, pop culture. The release of The Rise of Skywalker is just around the corner, and we can't help but wonder if this iconic fallen Jedi will return to cap off the sequel trilogy. Luckily, there are certainly many factors that point toward a tentative yes, so let's investigate them closely.

Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin in the prequels, hasn't been officially confirmed as part of the cast. Still, we can't imagine the third trilogy ending without Anakin. With Palpatine's return, it only makes sense that Anakin will come back to complete a full-circle narrative with the prequel and original trilogies in mind. Remember that the new title is The Rise of Skywalker. While this could refer to Ben Solo, who, through Leia,
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Noah Centineo’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Pushed To 2020, Distressing Teens & Middle-Aged Toy Collectors Worldwide

Noah Centineo’s ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Pushed To 2020, Distressing Teens & Middle-Aged Toy Collectors Worldwide
If you listen closely, you’ll hear the combined cries of middle-aged men and teenage girls from around the world. Why? Because it’s been announced that the upcoming adaptation of popular ‘80s toy line/cartoon “Masters of the Universe” has been pushed back from later this year until 2020. That means that we still are at least a year away from heartthrob Noah Centineo showing us what he’s got as the popular character He-Man.
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Jimmy Kimmel to Re-Create ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Episodes Live

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Jimmy Kimmel to Re-Create ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Episodes Live
Jimmy Kimmel will stage live re-creations of two classic Norman Lear sitcoms for ABC, the late-night host announced on Thursday.

Set to take place on Wednesday, May 22, the 90-minute primetime special will re-create one episode each from “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” featuring an all-star cast led by Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei starring as Archie and Edith Bunker, and Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes as George and Louise Jefferson.

Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic; Will Ferrell will appear as Tom Willis, and Justina Machado is set to play Florence Johnston. Additional cast members will be announced in the future.

Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel Officiates a Vegas Wedding, While Celine Dion Sings and David Spade Objects (Video)

Veteran sitcom director James Burrows will direct the live special, with Lear, Kimmel, Ferrell, Brent Miller, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux on board as executive producers.

“The fact that a
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Jimmy Kimmel Sets Live Classic Sitcom Special for May on ABC

Jimmy Kimmel Sets Live Classic Sitcom Special for May on ABC
Jimmy Kimmel’s long-gestating live sitcom special is finally coming to fruition.

Kimmel announced Thursday night on his ABC late-night show that the special, which was first announced in May 2017, will air Wednesday, May 22, from 8-9:30 p.m. Et. The special will see a cast of celebrity guests recreating two classic episodes of the sitcoms “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.”

“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” will see Kimmel team with television icon Lear and executive producers Brent Miller, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux.
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Colbert Thinks Trump ‘Must Be so Proud’ of Bill Barr’s ‘Baldfaced Lie’ About Mueller Report (Video)

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Colbert Thinks Trump ‘Must Be so Proud’ of Bill Barr’s ‘Baldfaced Lie’ About Mueller Report (Video)
Stephen Colbert talked about the release of the (highly redacted) full Mueller report on Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show” — and how Attorney General Bill Barr’s statements during a press conference earlier in the day sometimes didn’t reflect the report’s content.

For one example, Colbert noted the point when Barr was asked directly by a journalist if Mueller’s reason for not reaching a decision about whether Trump obstructed justice was related to the Justice Department’s longstanding guidance that a sitting president can’t be indicted. Barr said that “we specifically asked” Mueller about that, and that Mueller said it had nothing to do with it.

Colbert noted however that in the report, Mueller cited the policy and wrote “we recognize that a federal criminal accusation against a sitting President would place burdens on the President’s ability to govern.”

Also Read: Hollywood Reacts to
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer Co-Founder Greg Lake’s Gear, Memorabilia Up for Auction

Emerson, Lake and Palmer Co-Founder Greg Lake’s Gear, Memorabilia Up for Auction
Property from the estate of Greg Lake – the late singer and multi-instumentalist from Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson – is coming up for auction via Julien’s Auctions. The collection, which includes the musician’s gear, clothing and other memorabilia, will be available for bidding on May 18th as part of its Music Icons auction.

Among the featured items is his Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins hollow body electric guitar (estimate: $2000-3000), which was played during the 2012 Songs of a Lifetime tour. Amplifiers, keyboards and various road and wardrobe cases
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‘Better Things’ Recap: Spring Awakening

‘Better Things’ Recap: Spring Awakening
A review of “Easter,” this week’s Better Things, coming up just as soon as I tell you what your going rate should be…

Late in “Easter,” Sam‘s brother Marion offers the closest thing to a mission statement that Better Things has given us. He’s giving a pep talk to Duke, who’s shaken by Phil‘s cruelly candid account of how and why Sam married Xander, and he realizes he needs to sing his sister’s praises as loud as he possibly can.

“Your mother may be
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Film Review: ‘Kalank’

Film Review: ‘Kalank’
Events leading to the 1947 Partition of India serve as the forebodingly serious backdrop for the exhaustingly overextended razzmatazz of “Kalank,” writer-director Abhishek Varman’s lavish but ponderous Bollywood extravaganza, which opened in the U.S. on more than 300 screens the same day as its Indian release. Despite the preponderance of sets and costumes spectacular enough to make Baz Luhrmann weep with envy, and a handful of thrillingly choreographed production numbers that sporadically quicken the movie’s pulse and boost its eye-candy quotient, the attractive yet underwhelming lead players are too hampered by the lethargic narrative to sufficiently distract viewers from their awareness of time passing and interest diminishing.

The action unfolds in and around the city of Husnabad, a year or so before the Partition that eventually led to the establishment of India and Pakistan as independent countries. Newspaper publisher Dev Chaudhry (Aditya Roy Kapur), a well-to-do member of the Hindu-minority elite,
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Recap: Get Smart

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Recap: Get Smart
A review of “The Bimbo,” this week’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, coming up just as soon as I’m taller than the Greatest Generation…

“Y’all are hella specific,” Jake tells Captain Holt and Kevin at the end of “The Bimbo,” as the spouses flirt and enjoy a Pda as only they can. Theirs is, indeed, a very specific relationship, and their marriage is in many ways the most unique aspect of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. All the show’s characters have DNA you can trace back to other comedies (particularly other Mike
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Polyphonic Spree Announce #CareForTheCaravan Show Benefiting Border Refugees, Migrants

Polyphonic Spree have announced they will perform a #CareForTheCaravan benefit concert presented by Buffalo Tree. The two-day concert series will benefit refugees and migrants at the U.S. border near McAllen, Texas, via a donation and awareness drive. The band kicks off the drive with their show on May 18th at the Granada Theatre in Dallas, Texas, and it includes appearances by Cure for Paranoia and Cry Havoc Theater Company.

Attendees are encouraged to bring new and unused toiletries, shoes and clothes for children and adults of all sizes, baby supplies for toddlers,
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Bruce Wayne Leaves Gotham and Returns as Batman in First Look at ‘Gotham’ Series Finale (Video)

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Batman is finally beginning in the first look at the last-ever episode of Fox’s “Gotham.”

Yes, in the newly released trailer for the Batman-prequel series’ finale, we finally see glimpses of the Dark Knight in all his shadowy glory. However, the majority of the preview is devoted to showing what Gotham looks like a decade after Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) decides to leave — and then return. And let’s just say, as much as you wanted to see Batman appear, you might want to see “Gotham’s” final incarnations of all the DC Comics superhero’s most infamous villains even more.

Watch the preview above.

Read Fox’s description for the “Gotham” series finale, which airs next Thursday:

The series flash-forwards 10 years into the future, as Bruce is set to return to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower. A series of crimes leads Gordon to
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